Betye Irene Saar was born on this date in 1926. She is an African American artist and educator, famous for collages that lampoon racist attitudes...
Last names starting in S
Salaam Kalamu Ya
*Kalamu ya Salaam was born on this date in 1947. He is an African American writer.
Born Val Ferdinand III in New Orleans, he was...
The birth of Peter Salem in 1750 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black soldier and patriot.
Though Salem’s birth year is not certain...
*Joe Sample was born on this date in 1939. He was an African American musician and composer.
From Houston, Texas, Sample began playing...
*Katie Sample was born on this date in 1933. She is an African American educator, social worker and child advocate.
Sampson, Edith Spurlock
On this date in 1898, Edith Sampson was born in Pittsburgh, the first black woman elected judge to a municipal court.
She was born Edith...
Sampson, Rev. Al
Albert "Al" Sampson was born on this date in 1938. He is an African American activist and minister.
Born in Everett, Massachusetts, he...
*Sonia Sanchez was born on this date in 1934.She is an African American writer.
Born Wilsonia Benita Driver in Birmingham, Alabama, her...
The birth of Ignatius Sancho, a Black writer, in 1729 is celebrated on this date.
He was born on a slave ship crossing the Atlantic...
“Look at me. Never mind my color. Please just look at me!” This quote belongs to Diana Sands, an African American actress, born on this date in...
*On this date in 1917 Isabel Sanford was born. She is an African American actress.
From New York City, Sanford's life story is the type...
Saunders, Terrell ("Terry, Sonny")
This date marks the birth of Sonny Terry, born in 1911. He was an African American blues singer and harmonica player who became the touring and...
Savage, Augusta C.
*This date celebrates the birth of Augusta Christine Savage in 1892. She was an American sculptor and educator who battled racism to secure a...
On this date in 1925, Gus Savage, an African American politician, was born.
Born in Detroit, Savage attended public schools in Chicago and...
Ethel Sayles was born on this date in 1922. She was an African American administrator and biostatistician.
Born in Kilmichael, MS.,...
Scarborough, William S.
*This date in 1852 marks the birth of William Sander Scarborough. He was an African American scholar and University President.
*Arthur A. Schomburg was born on this date in 1874. He was an African American historian.
Schomburg was from San Juan, Puerto Rico; he...
On this date, Philippa D. Schuyler was born in 1931. She was an African American concert pianist.
Born in New York, her father, George S...
Scott, C. A.
*Cornelius Adolphus ”C.A.” Scott was born on this date in 1908. He was an African American newspaper publisher.
The 5th child of nine...
*On this date in 1857, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the Dred Scott Case. It is believed by many to have been a key cause of the...
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